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Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Types of Oncologists

Oncology is the study of cancer. An oncologist is a doctor who treats cancer. Usually, an oncologist manages a person’s care and treatment once he or she is diagnosed with cancer.The field of oncology has three major areas: medical, surgical, and radiation.A medical oncologist treats cancer using chemotherapy or other medications, such as targeted therapy.

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